According to the US Secret Service annual report on Mass Attacks in Public Spaces released this week, almost all of the perpetrators of the attacks had made alarming or threatening statements directed toward or in the presence of others. In more than 75% of the cases, someone had noticed concerning behavior. The takeaway? Incidents of targeted workplace violence are preventable if businesses incorporate behavioral threat assessment in their prevention efforts.
Threat Assessment and Workplace Violence Prevention
When you look at your workplace violence prevention program, ask yourself the following:
- Do your employees know how and where to report threats or concerning behaviors?
- Does your HR or leadership team know what to do with those reports?
- Are you sure your local police know how to handle threats of violence?
If you are unsure of the answer to any of these questions, let us help you. We are experts in security and behavioral threat assessment and can assist with violence prevention policies and training that will keep your employees and customers safe.